"Dazed and Confused" on the big screen
When: 7-8:45 p.m. Saturday
Where: Doc's Drive In Theatre, 1540 Satterwhite Road, Buda
What: Catch the famed film, directed by Richard Linklater and starring Matthew McConaughey, at the drive-in theater. Tickets start at $10.
When: 7 p.m.—Midnight Saturday
Where: The Belmont, 305 West 6th Street
What: Attend the "sexiest winter gala of the year," put on by Capyac at the Belmont's bug-themed bash. Dress up in your finest "insect winter formal" and dance the night away. This event is 18+.
Austin on Paper
When: 2-6 p.m. Saturday
Where: West Chelsea Contemporary, 1009 W 6th Street
What: Celebrating over two dozen artists who use paper as their medium, the Austin on Paper exhibit is free and illuminates screenprint, collage, papercut artists and more.
Laughable dating woes
When: 10 p.m. Saturday
Where: Fallout Theater, 616 Lavaca Street
What: Catch some "cringe comedy in its purest form" at Fallout's monthly Slide in the DMs show, featuring jokes inspired by creepy DMs.
Solve a (pretend) crime
When: 6-9 p.m. Saturday
Where: Courtyard Austin Pflugerville, 16100 Impact Way, Pflugerville
What: Solve an interactive murder mystery, put on by The Dinner Detective Austin. Watch out, the culprit could be in the room and you don't want to be the prime suspect!
- San Marcos favorite Industry Burger opens "mid-October" on E. 5th, featuring "low key healthy" Texas fare.
- Still Austin Whiskey Co. introduces "The Artist," its new rye whiskey.
- Domain NORTHSIDE favorites Bakery Lorraine, Grimaldi's Pizzeria, Jeni's Ice Cream and Sprinkles released their fall flavors.
- Cinnaholic at The Arboretum opens Friday, October 14, serving "create your own" cinnamon rolls and other sweet treats.
- San Francisco's Marufuku Ramen opens next Wednesday, October 12, in the Mueller District.
- Carpenter Hotel announces its popup food truck, Lil Carpenter, open Fri-Sun both ACL weekends, serving what you want, early to late, coffee to donuts, to dogs/burgers/fries/beer.
With major entertainment events slated for October, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is gearing up for a busy month.
Artists and music lovers are set to pack into Zilker Park for The Austin City Limits Music Festival in the coming two weekends. Following that, Formula One will bring racing fans to the Circuit of the Americas.
For those two events, the airport is anticipating high passenger days with 30,000 or more people departing flights.
ABIA recommends arriving at least two and a half hours in advance for domestic flights on those days. For ACL, it's expected on both Sundays of the festival along with the Monday and Tuesday after. The F1-driven high passenger days are expected on Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 23-26.
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F1, especially, could draw in loads of travelers as the three-day event saw 400,000 attendees last year. ABIA warns that highways leading to the airport may see even higher traffic than usual around the event and that travelers should plan their route accordingly.
Bailey Grimmett, a spokesperson for ABIA, said travel numbers come in 24 hours in advance. So, it's hard to predict if the airport will see travel volumes at the same levels that have happened around previous F1 races or if it'll top ACL's flight traffic.
Still, she says historical knowledge points to a chance for it.
“We've had that Monday after F1 break the record for single busiest in airport history," Grimmett said. "So context clues I would say yes, but I can't confirm that. But the historical background points to that."
In anticipation of the high volume of flyers, the airport received additional TSA officers for security screening through the end of October. To prepare even further, the Department of Aviation and partners hosted a job showcase and hiring fair to address the continued labor shortage the airport has experienced.
Relief from hectic travel days is on the horizon with November likely to see a slowdown.
"I don't anticipate it will be as busy as October just because we don't have as many events going on," Grimmett said. "Thanksgiving is kind of our primary holiday that we see a lot of passengers coming in and out of the airport."